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  • No winner selected to join Country Musume

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:05 am

    The screening for Country Musume's new member audition has come to an end. After strict screening, it was announced that there was no applicable person to join the group.   Country Musume was looking for a new member as Satoda Mai would be moving to the United States. Although the birth of Satoda's 'kohai' ('junior') had been drawing a lot of attention, unfortunately there will be no new member. Country Musume was a unit crea

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  • Shibasaki Kou to hold free live at the end of summer

    August 9, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    It's been revealed that Shibasaki Kou will hold a free live on August 30. While the exact location hasn't been revealed at this time, it's known that it will take place somewhere in the metropolitan area.   The free live will be held to commemorate the release of Shibasaki's new single "Aoi Hoshi" (August 27 release). The venue will be announced through Shibasaki's official website, as well as Victor Entertainment's official website on the day o

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/30~8/5

    August 8, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 30th to August 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 03 - "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Ahhahha! ~Chouzetsu B

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  • Ayaka's new song to be used for 'Snoopy airship'

    August 8, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    Ayaka's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for MetLife Life Insurance's manned airship 'Snoopy J-gou'.To commemorate the design renewal of 'Snoopy J-gou', Ayaka wrote the new song while imagining this airship. She will perform this song for the first time on September 30 at the event 'SNOOPY J Special Night' at Maihama Amphitheater. Beside the live performance, the event will feature a 3D projection mapping show and a

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  • X JAPAN to hold a 2-day live at Yokohama Arena

    August 8, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    It's been revealed that X JAPAN will hold a 2-day live on September 10 and October 1 at Yokohama Arena.   This was announced on August 6 through YOSHIKI's official Twitter account. The tweet included an artist photo with a message saying, "prelude to Madison Square Garden, long-awaited Japan concert determined!!!" [X JAPAN Japan Concerts]Tuesday, September 30 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Wednesday, September 1 - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Source & I

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  • Matsuzaka Tori to be featured on anan's annual 'sex special issue'

    August 7, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Matsuzaka Tori (25) will be featured on fashion magazine anan's annual "sex special issue" which will hit store shelves on August 8. Not only does Matsuzaka adorn the cover, but the magazine also includes photos of the actor french kissing a model. anan's previous "sex special issue" has featured Yonekura Ryoko, Kojima Haruna (AKB48), Mukai Osamu, and Darvish Yu. The upcoming issue will embody "love an

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  • EXILE TRIBE unveil PV for '24WORLD'

    August 7, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    EXILE TRIBE has unveiled the PV for their new song "24WORLD" through avex's official YouTube channel.   "24WORLD" is the lead track off of the group's first album "EXILE TRIBE REVOLUTION" that's scheduled to be released on August 27. The PV is set in various locations of Tokyo including Shibuya and Roppongi where the members are seen strutting the streets and giving street performances. There are also scenes of the members at temples and inside

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  • Koda Kumi is looking for dancers for her 15th Anniversary Project

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:31 am

    To commemorate her 15th anniversary in 2015, Koda Kumi has started her 'KODA KUMI 15th Anniversary Project'. The first part of this project has been revealed to be a dance audition.   To enter, participants must meet the entry requirements:1. over 18 years old2. men over 175 cm (5'8 ~5'9), women over 158 cm (5'2)3. have confidence in all genres4. have flexible schedules during rehearsal period and performance period.Entries will be acc

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  • Winner of AKB48's 5th 'Janken Tournament' to get a solo debut

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    On August 6, AKB48 revealed through their official website that their 5th 'Janken Tournament' will be held on September 17.Like previous times, regular members of AKB48, as well as AKB48 members who hold concurrent positions in other groups will automatically move on to the final round. As for AKB48 kenkyuusei, along with members of Team 8, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48, they will be participating in a preliminary round called 'AKB48 Group Natsu Matsur

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  • Mizobata Junpei & Katase Nana respond to rumors about being in a relationship

    August 7, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    Recently, rumors have surfaced that actor Mizobata Junpei (25) and actress Katase Nana (32) are in a relationship. On August 6, Mizubata updated his official website stating, "Katase-san is my senpai in the entertainment industry, and she listens to my talk about work. As a result, we have become close." While Mizobata neither admitted or denied the rumors, he apologized, "I'm sorry to have caused people trouble with reports about my pe

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